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5.0 out of 5 stars Well that was phun.
Ever found yourself wondering why philosophers are so scared of the full stop key? Ever wanted a few good stories to make sense of all those necessary conditions, instrumental values and moral statuses? Well look no further philosophy phans. (I'll stop now!) Mr Cave's latest is a great read. Short clause-less sentences, wonderfully memorable examples and as funny as it...
Published on 3 Oct 2010 by Mr. J. D. Pullan

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3.0 out of 5 stars Some interesting, some a bit high brow
I enjoyed many of the thought processes as arguments were developed, and some of the conclusions were really interesting and worth passing on. I enjoy good debate and logical deduction, but found some puzzles a bit esoteric. I found myself slightly frustrated on occasion because I disagreed with the author's reasoning or premises, but perhaps a bit of provocation was the...
Published on 14 Feb 2011 by Peter B


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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well that was phun., 3 Oct 2010
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Mr. J. D. Pullan "David Pullan" (Forest Row, United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Do Llamas Fall in Love?: 33 Perplexing Philosophy Puzzles (Paperback)
Ever found yourself wondering why philosophers are so scared of the full stop key? Ever wanted a few good stories to make sense of all those necessary conditions, instrumental values and moral statuses? Well look no further philosophy phans. (I'll stop now!) Mr Cave's latest is a great read. Short clause-less sentences, wonderfully memorable examples and as funny as it is thought provoking. Just buy it.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Phil-o-fun, 4 Oct 2010
This review is from: Do Llamas Fall in Love?: 33 Perplexing Philosophy Puzzles (Paperback)
I've bought Peter Cave's previous '33 philosophy puzzle' books and this is just as good. Entertaining, witty, intelligent, accessible and thought provoking - with many a pun thrown into the mix for good measure. Mr Cave is fast doing for philosophy what Messers Dawkins/Cox et al are doing for science. Hugely reccommended.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have.., 6 Oct 2010
This review is from: Do Llamas Fall in Love?: 33 Perplexing Philosophy Puzzles (Paperback)
Funny, thought provoking and absorbing... a must give Christmas present for all those who ask: What is this philosophy stuff anyway?
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Do Llamas fall in love?, 3 Dec 2010
This review is from: Do Llamas Fall in Love?: 33 Perplexing Philosophy Puzzles (Paperback)
Brilliant book which is easy to pick up and read randomly - a chapter or 'puzzle' at a time! Although a thinking person's book, it seems to be written for everyone including the not so thinking person...
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Petere Cave's books as good as ever, 13 Dec 2010
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I am part way through reading this book, puzzling over it, and anjoying the challange. It's a book anyone with an interest in philosophy should read. And others too!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Llamas, 21 Sep 2010
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This book must surely be a bestseller.
Its thoughts endure and so do its characters: who could resist the card sharping camel or the gappy goat?
It would be marvellous as an introduction to philosophy - but also as sheer fun for the more serious student. A truly excellent follow up to Robot and Eating People!
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4.0 out of 5 stars the cover is brilliant, 4 April 2011
This review is from: Do Llamas Fall in Love?: 33 Perplexing Philosophy Puzzles (Paperback)
The cover cartoon always cracks me up. But the book is quite good too. I have to own up. Peter was my Open University tutor. I was reluctant to read this book because i thought it better to spend my time on weightier matter, works of historical importance in the scheme of European philosophy. When I finally turned to this book, i realised that Peter has a talent. He is an imaginative, whimsical storyteller, an entertainer. What i like about the 'puzzles' is that each is like say a tale from Joyce's 'Dubliners'. It all starts straightforward enough and there are few obvious stunts. Yet you simply cannot predict where the tale will end up. I stress these are less like puzzles than little anecdotes. This seems like a light read and you can race through it, but there are a lot of strings being pulled behind the scenes and a lot of sophisticated philosophical puzzles are smuggled in. Aesop's fables spring to mind. You probably could read these puzzles to your children at bedtime!
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some interesting, some a bit high brow, 14 Feb 2011
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I enjoyed many of the thought processes as arguments were developed, and some of the conclusions were really interesting and worth passing on. I enjoy good debate and logical deduction, but found some puzzles a bit esoteric. I found myself slightly frustrated on occasion because I disagreed with the author's reasoning or premises, but perhaps a bit of provocation was the intent. The book is not just the succession of fascinating trivia with a 'wow' factor that I expected, and to that extent I was slightly disappointed. Only myself to blame, really.....
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